Groove On The Wireless 239 – Songs for Alan

Yesterday I buried a friend, an inspirational man who I was lucky enough to call a friend.  Crucially he was not only a class warrior, but he was an organiser and and a proud anarchist, so his dream for a new world lives on.  Like Joe Hill he will never die, because  that vision cannot be killed, we will carry on in the struggle to make that world anew, because neither us nor the planet deserve anything less.

Alan Mac Simóin May he Riot in Peace

Photo by Donal Higgins


  1. Utah Phillips – IWW preamble
  2. Theater company for The Borstal boy – The Laughing Boy –
  3. The Dubliners  – Free the People
  4. Little Richard – Rip it up
  5.  The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man
  6. Gene Vincent – Crazy Beat
  7. Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
  8. Pete Seeger – Casey Jones
  9. Howard Zinn – Are you an Anarchist (The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti- excerpt)
  10. Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land
  11. Curtis Mayfield – Power to the People
  12. Kris Krisoffersson – Me and Bobby McGhee
  13. Hawkwind – Silver Machine
  14. Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
  15. The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
  16. Motorhead – Ace of Spades
  17. Luke Kelly – for what died the sons of Roisín
  18. T.Rex – Children of the Revolution
  19. Thin Lizzy – Rocker
  20. Pink Floyd – Wish you were here
  21. The Dubliners – Joe Hill
  22. Yves Montand – Bella Ciao

Glam Racket, Sound Mole in the 70’s

Originally posted 2013-09-28 00:01:14.

glam racket

A supersize set from the sound mole this week, over driven guitars, boot stomping beats, juvenile lyrics and some wild oddities…Rock On

and a big thanks to Rufus and Dave for suggestions and tunes for the show











Theme to Animal Kwakers

Kipper- Kipper

Dancehall Queen – Gimik

I can’t explain – Yvonne Elliman

Andy Warhol- Dana Gillespie

hang on to yourself – Arnold corns

Illegal Bodies – simply Saucer

GOD (Guitar overdrive) – Colored Balls

Rose garden funeral of sores – John Cale

Crazy – Mud

Street Queen – Max Lazer

Rock On – David Essex

Gorilla Got Me – The Gorillas

Hunt the Stag – Stack Waddy

Rock On  -Glitter Band

Murphy’s mob

Animals – Spider king

Gudbuy T’Jane – Slade

Mother Of Pearl – Roxy Music









Crap on the radio – Culture Shock part 1

Originally posted 2013-09-27 20:00:08.


  • Four Minute Warning
  • Northern Ireland (DUB)
  • Six Foot Rooms
  • Dick Lucas
  • Stonehenge
  • Open Mind Surgery
  • Ten Percent Off
  • Punks on Postcards – Russell Jenkins
  • When The Fighting’s Over
  • The Time it Takes
  • Messed Up
  • Don’t Worry about it


it’s been a while…but the renewed interest in the band following the ‘Everything’ box set prompted us to rethink the old adage that ‘it’s not going to happen’, wondering instead whether it COULD happen- ‘us’ at that point was Dick and Jasper talking in the back of the van after a Citizen Fish gig. The main thing was finding someone who could adequately fill the enormous gap left when Nige passed on- we asked Alex, who plays trumpet for CF [and played guitar and sang for Bender], as he had the ability, and the urge… Bill was only too keen to unpack his kit, and in January we had the first of several practices. And it’s working! We’ll be doing a UK tour in October in as much free time as we currently have, and trying to reach as many areas as possible. See you somewhere on the way!


TH 3 TORRINGTON the Plough

FR 4 FALMOUTH Rugby Club

SA 5 BRISTOL Trinity Hall

SU 6 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads

MO 7 off


WD 9 MANCHESTER The Big Western

TH 10 DUBLIN Fibber Magees

FR 11 BELFAST Warzone


SU 13 EDINBURGH Citrus Club

MO 14 GATESHEAD Black Bull

TU 15 PRESTON Continental

WD 16 BIRMINGHAM Wagon and Horses

TH 17 SHEFFIELD – Academy 2, Arundel Gate

FR 18 BRIGHTON The Haunt

SA 19 LONDON T-Chances

1913 Lockout Podcast – Episode 1 – Introduction

Originally posted 2013-09-27 18:13:53.

Episode 1 – Introduction

The introductory podcast of the 1913 Unfinished Business series on the centenary of the Dublin Lock-out. The team look at Ireland and Dublin in the early twentieth century and introduce two of the key protagonists of the battle, the ITGWU’s Jim Larkin and the employers’ leaders William Martin Murphy. Historian Dr. Conor Kostick speaks about the genesis of the Lock-out, its politics and how it developed. We finish by asking what relevance the 1913 Lock-out has in our society one hundred years on.

Featuring: Moira Murphy, Kevin Brannigan, Donal Fallon, Shane Fitzgerald, Rónán Burtenshaw. Recording: Thom McDermott. Artwork: Moira Murphy. With thanks to: Dr. Conor Kostick, Barra Hamilton, John Tighe, Eoin Griffin, Fiona Dunkin, Pádraig Madden and Aoife Campbell.

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Adventures in Stereo #16

Originally posted 2013-09-26 22:00:26.

Adventures in Stereo #16

Tracks that are spoken rather than sung….

As ever comments welcome and encouraged!

Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole – Intro

Asa-Chang & Junray – Hana

Material (with William. S. Burroughs) – Seven Souls

Future Pilot A.K.A. Vs. Kim Fowley – Night Flight To Memphis

The Clientele – Losing Haringey

James Yorkston – Woozy With Cider

Tinderskicks – My Sister

Arab Strap – Afterwards

Deerhunter – Vox Humana

Midfield General – Midfielding

Slint – Good Morning, Captain

Half Man Half Biscuit – Breaking News